Resorts World Las Vegas Gets Nod to Connect to Tesla-Powered Tunnel

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Resorts World Las Vegas has received approval from the Clark County Commission to move forward with its plans to build an underground passenger station and tunnel.

The tunnel will connect the resort to the Las Vegas Convention Center using Elon Musk’s innovative Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) Loop station. This project will transport passengers from the new integrated resort to the LVCC campus in under two minutes via Tesla Model X, Model 3, and modified Model 3 for 16 passengers.

Said Resorts World Las Vegas president Scott Sibella in a press conference:

“We are thrilled to receive approval from the County Commission to move forward with our proposed passenger station and tunnel and are eager to take the next steps in creating an innovative transportation solution for our convention guests and visitors.”

The LVCC Loop

The LVCC Loop is located directly below the Las Vegas Convention Center. Upon its completion in January 2021, it is expected to ferry more than 4,400 passengers per hour from the West Hall to the South and North Halls (and vice versa). The $52.5M project will cut the 15-minute trip across the convention center campus to just one friction-less minute via Tesla’s electric cars.

With the approval to add Resorts World Las Vegas as a stop in the transport system, guests and gamblers will be given direct access to the resort’s hotel, casino, and nightlife offerings. It will also offer travelers a convenient entry to the Las Vegas Strip. Additional details about the Resorts World tunnel will be revealed by the company in the coming months.

Resorts World Las Vegas To Open Next Summer

It can be recalled that both Resorts World Last Vegas and Wynn Las Vegas announced earlier this year that they would file an application for a tunnel and passenger station underneath their respective hotel-resorts. In early June, Resorts World Las Vegas submitted land-use applications and design plans to the Commission. With the approval, it is expected that construction will start by the end of the year.

Resorts World Las Vegas is still on target to open its doors to the public in the summer of 2021. The ongoing $4.3B project will 3,500 Hilton, LXR, and Conrad rooms plus a 117,000 square foot casino with slot machines, table games, private rooms, a poker room, and high-limit areas. A massive Entertainment Zone will include a race and sportsbook plus the integrated resort will have an extensive food and beverage portfolio. Resorts World Las Vegas will also have a 220,000 square foot pool complex that includes a 1,800 square feet infinity pool.

Third Resorts World Las Vegas Worker Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Resorts World Las Vegas Construction SiteConstruction in Nevada has been deemed essential amid the statewide coronavirus closures. But while it’s business as usual for the state’s construction workers, procedures and policies have been put into place in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among workers.

The procedures came on the heels of the closures and when the first workers tested positive for coronavirus on Las Vegas construction sites. On March 23, the first Resorts World worker tested positive for coronavirus.

On April 1, a second subcontractor on the Resorts World tested positively for coronavirus. The last time the worker was on the site was March 23.

Now, a third worker at the Resorts World construction site has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the developer’s confirmed report on Monday.

While the third positive case of COVID-19 has surfaced, construction is still planned to continue on despite policies being implemented that will aim to minimize further transmission risk.

Construction Allowed During Coronavirus Pandemic

Besides construction being allowed in Nevada, it’s being allowed in many other states across the country. But why?

According to public health experts, since construction work is mainly done outside, where it’s harder for the airborne virus to live, construction sites can still operate safely for the most part. That is if precautions are put into place.

Those precautions still include the social distancing guidelines advised to the general public, which ask for workers to maintain 6 feet of distance when working at all times.

Nevada job sites are also restricting meetings and limiting necessary meetings to less than 10 people. Daily surveys are being taken of workers’ health conditions, as well as extra sanitization of areas to keep workers as safe as possible.

New Wellness Screenings at Resorts World Site

A spokesperson for Genting Group, the developer for Resorts World, advised that as of Monday, management will be implementing required wellness screenings to be done at the start of each shift for every worker.

Management also advised that they will be reducing the size of crews on-site, and installing even more handwashing stations scattered throughout the Nevada job site.

According to the spokesperson, the company is “doing everything we can to ensure prudent preventative policies and procedures are being followed across the job site and that workers are informed of new information and guidelines related to COVID-19 daily.”

Outbreak Seems Well-Contained in the Construction Industry

While some construction workers at Nevada job sites have indeed tested positive for COVID-19, for the most part, the outbreak has seemingly been well-contained in relation to the number of workers on-site, and the hours they put in each day.

Frank Hawk, who is a chairman of a group of Nevada contractors who specialize in carpentry, said that he is “pleasantly surprised at how contained this seems to be in the construction industry.”

Hawk, who advised that his Las Vegas carpenters are putting in 750,000 man-hours of work monthly, hasn’t had a single reported case of an infected union carpenter, and he hopes things continue to stay that way, “knock on wood.”

Other Positive Construction Worker Cases in LV

Another known case of a construction worker testing positive for COVID-19 at a Nevada job site was reported two weeks ago out of Allegiant Stadium.

While the condition of the worker wasn’t stated, the company made this statement in response:

“As a precaution, the location and surrounding areas where the worker labored was shut down and sanitized. ‘Work continues in other areas of the project that remain unaffected.”

The affected worker was said to not be in close contact with others on the site and construction still carried on while implementing more safety protocols.

That individual was told to self-isolate at home for a two-week period before returning to the Allegiant Stadium construction site.

Stay Tuned

While construction is still business as usual in the valley, under new safety operating procedures to protect the workers, of course, it’s still unclear when things will return back to normal in Las Vegas.

Gov. Sisolak recently extended the statewide closures of casinos and nonessential businesses until April 30, and some casinos are counting on that day to reopen and get back to business.

We’ll have to keep monitoring the situation to see how the pandemic unfolds over the next few weeks. Be sure to stay tuned for more coronavirus coverage, and as always, stay safe and healthy out there!

LV Construction Presses on During Coronavirus Closures

Las Vegas Construction SiteWhile Las Vegas is currently experiencing a shutdown like never seen before with the mandated 30-day closure of casinos and nonessential businesses, it’s still business as usual for the valley’s construction workers.

In fact, the shutdown has allowed for an opportune time for various projects to be worked on in light of fewer vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

But it’s not just in Las Vegas either. Leaders throughout the U.S. gave the construction sector the green light to stay in operation during the pandemic, so long as extra precautions are put into place to keep job sites safe.

Gov. Sisolak classified construction and homebuilding as “essential” businesses last week in his public health crisis announcement, in addition to grocery stores, gas stations, police and fire departments, and hospitals to name a few.

Las Vegas’ 2020 Construction Boom

This new year, into next year, will see the completion of a surge of massive, city-changing projects for Las Vegas.

The most notable one being the $2 billion Allegiant Stadium, which will serve as the home football stadium for the Las Vegas Raiders.

Outside of the Vegas’ first football stadium, new hotels are nearing completion, like Downtown Las Vegas’ Circa Resort and Resorts World Las Vegas. The new entertainment stadium, MGM Sphere, is set to be completed next year.

Besides stadiums and hotels, new apartments, shopping centers, and warehouses are popping up all across town.

The coronavirus closures will allow more daylight hours for certain construction projects, especially roadwork projects on Las Vegas Boulevard.

Safety Guidelines Implemented

Construction sites have implemented new policies and procedures to maintain a higher level of safety during the outbreak.

Those include ensuring 6 feet of space between workers, as per the State’s official guidelines, limiting meetings or gatherings to a maximum of 10 people, and checking on workers’ health conditions daily.

Daily health surveys include daily temperature checks on workers for sites like Resorts World Las Vegas. The site has also added more hand-washing stations and bumped up disinfecting measures on their portable restrooms.

Resorts World Management advised they rolled out these policies to “minimize the risk of coronavirus.” Their new safety policies come on the heels on one of their site worker’s testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week.

On the Allegiant Stadium site, every worker was asked to undergo a verbal health screening, the number of workers in specific areas have been limited, and sanitization has increased significantly, especially in high-traffic areas where cleanings happen a few times daily.

Outside Work Considered ‘Advantageous’

While construction workers are being expected to adhere to the newly imposed policies, their work conditions are considered “advantageous” by health professionals.

Noah Seixas, director of the University of Washington’s Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety, said working outdoors is “advantageous” since airborne materials are able to dissipate more easily.

While that’s the case, not all construction work is performed outdoors, which has caused some worries to arise.

Workers’ Worries

While construction workers seem to have an advantage when it comes to being outdoor, the sting of the outbreak is being felt everywhere…even in their industry.

“People are nervous. … You can kind of feel it in the air,” said a Resorts World worker.

And they’re not immune to contracting the virus, either.

Just this week, another worker at the Allegiant Stadium construction site tested positive for COVID-19. This happened a day before the positive testing came out for the worker at Resorts World.

In regards to the stadium case, Gov. Sisolak was asked whether or not he thought it was best to suspend construction statewide, to which he said that the more cases come to light, the more he will “continue to consult with the medical advisory team and evaluate any new decisions that need to be made.”

With two cases reported in the Las Vegas construction industry as of now, it’s hard to tell whether cases will increase and if that industry as a whole will be impacted similarly to the way the casino industry has been hit in this town.

We can only continue to monitor the news for updates to see if any new patterns emerge. Stay tuned and stay safe out there.

Resorts World Las Vegas Worker Tests Positive for COVID-19

Resorts World Las Vegas Resorts World Las Vegas, the entertainment capital’s massive new luxury casino-resort property set to debut next year, has confirmed that one of their site workers has tested positive for coronavirus.

“On March 23, Resorts World Las Vegas was notified that one of its subcontractor’s workers tested positive for COVID-19,” Resorts World advised in a statement released Tuesday morning.

Site records found that the subcontractor last appeared on the Resorts World construction site last Tuesday, March 17.

Once the news came out that the worker tested positively for COVID-19, his crew on the project was notified immediately and told to stay home to self-isolate for two weeks to minimize further spread on the site.

The worker’s assigned area on the site and surrounding vicinity have also been shut down in order to be disinfected and properly sanitized, according to Resorts World officials. Those sanctioned areas will stay closed until April 1.

In addition to the public announcement, Resorts World Las Vegas and W.A. Richardson Builders have put together a preventative policies and procedures list which they’re enforcing to help curb the further spread to COVID-19.

It’s detailed below:

  • Implementation of social distancing, including in manlifts and elevators, and good hygiene practices as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD);
  • Reinforcement of wellness, sanitation and social distancing guides at scaled-down daily toolbox meetings;
  • Required daily temperature checks/monitoring for all workers;
  • Installation of additional handwashing stations throughout the job site;
  • Increased sanitation of portable restrooms;
  • Implementation of teleconferencing in lieu of all nonessential meetings;
  • Reduction in crew size to assist in social distancing compliance;
  • Reinforcement of companies’ policies to encourage any employee who feels sick to stay home.

Current COVID-19 Cases in Clark County

As of Tuesday morning, there are 278 positive COVID-19 cases in Clark County and four reported deaths. The age group with the most reported cases (108 cases) ranges from 25-49-year-olds, with the majority of cases reported being males.

About Resorts World Las Vegas

Construction for Resorts World Las Vegas, one of the largest hotel construction sites currently in the U.S., is steadily moving forward with approximately 1,500 construction workers on-site each day at the 88-acre parcel of land. The destination will combine traditional and modern architecture, weaving a new luxury hotel experience into the fabric of Las Vegas with Asian-inspired touches, progressive technology and world-class guest service.

Resorts World Las Vegas will seamlessly blend the technology and luxury appeal of an urban contemporary resort with the traditions and time-honored details of the Resorts World brand. From a lush outdoor pool oasis with bold accents and rustic textures, to an interior color palette of warm gold and cream hues, each space will have its own identity and will be equally as inviting and immersive as it is unique.

 Taken from Resorts World Las Vegas official website.

More Details About Resorts World Las Vegas Are Coming Out

Since 2015, construction has been underway on a massive new casino-resort in the northern area of the Las Vegas Strip. This new venue is expected to be incredible. Scott Sibella, President of this new property, has just revealed some exciting new details about Resorts World Las Vegas.Resorts World Las Vegas

Billions of dollars are being invested in Resorts World. It’s owned by Genting Group, who are working to make it one of the most impressive gambling establishments in Vegas. Let’s look at some of the new reveals we’re hearing about this property.

It’s Been a Long Road to Construct Resorts World

Opening a major gambling venue on the Las Vegas Strip is obviously not easy. There are a plethora of hurdles that need to be overcome in order to construct anything here. The money it costs alone to open a casino-resort is enough to put more casino companies out of business.

Resorts World Las Vegas has been a work in progress for nearly a decade. In 2012, negotiations began for Genting Group to purchase the land on the Strip where the casino would be constructed. In December of 2013, plans for this venue were being finalized and it was estimated to cost $4 billion to finish.

Unfortunately, several delays would soon hit this venue. Throughout 2014, officials working on the property were focused on redesign work. Some company heads also left and new ones were brought in.

Finally, groundbreaking on the venue began in 2015. For the next few years, the massive venue has been under construction. It will now feature 110,000 square-feet of gaming space, a 220,000 square-foot swimming pool, and a 27,000 square-foot spa.

For many years, officials within Genting Group kept most of the updates on this venue under wraps. This week, several new details about Resorts World Las Vegas were revealed.

Scott Sibella Offers New Details About Resorts World Las Vegas

Right now, construction is underway on Resorts World. If all goes according to plan, this exciting new venue will open to the public in 2021. Scott Sibella, President of Resorts World, claims that it will be unlike any other property in the city.

Sibella offered some clarity on why the opening date was pushed back. Initially, it was expected to open in December of 2020. Recently, the opening date was pushed back to the Summer of 2021.

“The timeline did change a little as we were originally looking to open in December of 2020. We added some scope since I’ve been here, including a 5,000-seat theater and some additional convention space. We felt it was important to have everything 100% completed when we do open,” he said. 

Scott Sibella was also asked about some of the rumors that have been circulating about this property. As we’ve already stated, he believes it will be one of the most unique gambling venues in the entire city.

“I think what I’d want to get across is that this will be a property like nobody’s ever seen in Las Vegas. It’s going to be designed and operated with service in mind, like the good old days of Las Vegas,” he said.  “This is a family-owned company that cares about its customers and employees. The rumors about us not opening or about when we’re going to open, that’s past now. We’re very comfortable now that we’re going to open during the summer of 2021.”

It’s exciting to hear the new details about Resorts World Las Vegas. Hopefully, the casino-resort is as great as the owners believe it will be.

More Venues Set to Open in Las Vegas

The best casino-resorts in the US can be found in Las Vegas. Recently, several major companies have begun working to open new gambling venues in this city. One is the new Virgin Hotel, which will open where the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino once sat.

The Hard Rock was sold the Virgin Hotels in March of 2018. It’s Virgin’s first major gambling venue. The company has hired several experts in hotel-casino design and want this property to be one of the best located off the Strip. It will open in 2020.

The MSG Sphere is another exciting venue that’s opening in Las Vegas. This isn’t a hotel-casino. Instead, it’s a massive entertainment venue that will host many of the world’s best musicians and performers. It’s expected to open in 2021.

Over the next few months, more details about Resorts World Las Vegas are likely to come out. Soon, we may even start seeing pictures of the resort’s interior.

Stay tuned for more Las Vegas casino news over the next few months!